As we get deeper in to November and the temperature continues to drop, we’re faced with the approaching decision of when to flip on the heat. For some families, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with winter quickly approaching now is the time to consider replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go bad in the middle of the coldest day of the season.

So when the time comes to replace your furnace, how do you know which option to choose between an oil furnace or a gas furnace? Well we’re here to help answer that for you. After all, there’s no point in being bundled up in 10 layers in the middle of January because you didn’t know your furnace was about to go out.

Take a few seconds and read what both types of furnaces can provide you and give us a shout at 417-739-4606 if you have any other questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is lower than gas furnaces

  • Give more heat than other furnaces

  • Easily serviced by the oil delivery company

  • Maintenance can be more complex because of dirt and grim buildup

  • Fuel costs are greater than gas furnaces

  • Less efficient than gas furnaces

Gas Furnaces

  • More efficient than oil furnaces

  • Cheaper fuel compared to oil furnaces
    *Note: your home must be in an area where a gas supply is available

  • Very little maintenance required

  • Gives less heat than oil furnaces

  • Up-front cost is 10-25% more than similar sized oil furnaces

No matter which furnace you choose, your comfort should never be in question, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions throughout the process, don’t think twice about giving All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc in Reeds Spring a call at 417-739-4606. We’re more than happy to help resolve all of your furnace questions.